The Female spectator [electronic resource].
- London [England] : printed and published by T. Gardner, at Cowley's Head, opposite St. Clement's Church, in the Strand, MDCCXLV. [i.e. 1745-1746]
- Physical description
- 4 v., plates ; 8⁰.
- Eighteenth century collections online.
- Haywood, Eliza Fowler, 1693?-1756.
- Women > Conduct of life > Periodicals > Early works to 1800.
- Women > Moral and ethical aspects > Periodicals > Early works to 1800.
- Women's periodicals > England > Early works to 1800.
- England > Social life and customs > Periodicals > Early works to 1800.
- Beginning date
- Ending date
- Vol/date range
- Vol. I. [Book I.-Book VI. (Apr.-Nov. 1744)]-vol. IV. [Book XIX.-Book XXIV. (Nov. 1745-May 1746)].
- Written and edited by Eliza Haywood.
- This has been identified by Patrick Spedding as the first collected London edition. The first two volumes of the second London edition are dated: 1747.
- Both volume and issue title pages are printed within an ornamental border and include vignettes, with motto from Dryden on titlepage of vol. I. Caption titles on the first page of text have engraved headpieces.
- Since the volume title pages were clearly printed and distributed as issues were purchased, it is difficult to be certain which general title pages represent a first printing for each volume. Within this first collected edition, individual copies may in fact have variant printings of some books. The variants are difficult to identify; for more information see: Spedding.
- Imprints for three of the four volumes are dated in roman, however the [vol. III]Book XIII part title page has date in arabic. No general title page has been located for this volume (cf. Spedding).
- Frontis. in each vol. = plate.
- Title repeated as running title with book number on the same line.
- Essays on manners, philosophy, and conduct for women; issues include poetry, romantic advice and moral guidance; includes both real and imaginary letters from readers.
- Reproduction of original from Harvard University Houghton Library.
- Spedding, Patrick. Bibliography of Eliza Haywood.
- NCBEL, II:1298
- Times handlist, p. 41
- Crane & Kaye, 235
- English Short Title Catalog, P2670.
- Volumes and caption titles lack chronological designation.
- Some reference sources refer to a gap in publishing in the summer of 1744, and a missed issue in March 1746. Spedding's study refutes this assertion by dating all twenty-four books.
- Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. s2009 miunns
- Cumulative index or finding aid
- Each volume includes subject index.
- Related Items
- Collected monthly issues with added prefatory material.
- Reprinted freqently during the 18th century, and translated into French, German and Italian.
- Stanford University Libraries also has the microfilm version: http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/580114
- Great Britain -- England -- London.